Welcome to the Kent Federation of Agriculture
The Kent Federation of Agriculture is one of 52 county and regional federations supported by OFA across the province. Kent Federation of Agriculture represents the voice of agriculture in the local community and advocates on behalf of farm families in the Chatham-Kent area on local agricultural issues.
If you’re interested in getting involved with the Kent Federation of Agriculture, contact the Member Service Representative (MSR) in your region and ask about attending an upcoming meeting. Click here to find your local MSR.
KFA represents a group of “Farmers working for Farmers.”
PIE and POLITICS
Honourable Monte McNaughton
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre
3210 Walnut St., Alvinston ON
Please join the Lambton, Kent and Middlesex Federations of Agriculture in an evening of Pie and Politics. Minister McNaughton will be speaking at 7:00 p.m. followed by a question and answer session until 8:30 p.m.
Refreshments to follow.
For questions about this event, please call
Carol Verstraete at 519-809-3040.
Chatham-Kent Farm Safety Day
Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus
A fun filled, hands-on workshop led by industry professionals geared to kids ages 5-12.
Topics for demonstrations and discussions include: Fire, First Responder, ATV, Tractor, Electrical and PTO Safety, Stranger Danger and a special presentation from Team T&J – No Harm on the Farm!
Register your child today – space is limited!
Registration deadline is Friday, June 28, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
For more information, click here to view the farm safety day poster.
KFA Scholarship Application
$1,000.00 FOR A STUDENT FROM THE FAMILY OF A KFA MEMBER*,
ENROLLED IN A POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL PURSUING AN AGRICULTURE RELATED PROGRAM
(*KFA member is an OFA member who lives in Chatham Kent)
Deadline for application form remittance is August 31, 2019
Mail or Fax to:
Kent Federation of Agriculture, Ag Business Centre, Ridgetown Campus, UoG,
120 Main St. E., Ridgetown, Ontario N0P 2C0
Ph: 519-674-1500 x 63595 fax: 519-674-1512 email: email@example.com
March 28, 2019
BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH! CHATHAM-KENT
Planning is underway for the 6th edition of the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Chatham-Kent map and website. Since the first edition of the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! map was printed in 2007 interests from both consumers and producers has grown. The interest in farm fresh and locally grown products has driven the demand to update the Chatham-Kent map and website. Consumers want to know where their products are coming from and how they are produced.
If you grow it or produce it locally why not promote it. Consumers like the convenience of one map to showcase the abundant variety of products available in our area. Buying local has lasting economic value for the region.
Chatham-Kent farmers or producers who are interested in being listed on the 2019-2020 edition of the map and website should contact the Kent Federation of Agriculture. Spaces are limited and the deadline to register is April 12, 2019.
The committee is also looking for Agriculture organizations and businesses interested in sponsoring the 2019-2020 map and website. For more information or to register to be included on the 2019-2020 Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Chatham-Kent map and website please contact Chairperson, Mary Anne Udvari or the Kent Federation of Agriculture office at 519-674-1500 ext 63595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can download a copy of the registration form from our website at www.ofa.on.ca/kent.
For more information contact:
Mary Anne Udvari, KFA BLBF Chair, 519-350-2172, email@example.com
Kent Federation of Agriculture, 519-674-1500 ext 63595, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kent Federation of Agriculture hosted a very informative “Truck and Farm Equipment on the Highway” presentation at Country View Golf Course, March 14th. It was open to all and was well received. For those unable to attend, the KFA hopes the farm guide document may be of interest. Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to Presenter, Inspector Michael Rounding.
Click on the link below to access the MTO farm guide.